I’ll be the first one to tell you that I am not a huge fan of most of Macklemore’s work, but you honestly cannot hate on this accomplishment. Macklemore is completely independent, his debut retail album The Heist sold 78k copies its first week (over 200k copies now), and this single has BLOWN up and is now platinum and is sitting at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. You know what’s crazy? The past week this single sold nearly 300k copies and is at over 1.1 million copies, so double platinum is definitely within reach. I wish nothing but the best for these two.